An escape can be as simple as a road trip.
A monotonous work schedule often demands a good break and nothing could be as refreshing as a road trip vacation. Be it with friends or family, sometimes these plans could be impromptu. You might have your extra set of clothes and that perfect playlist ready but there could be some important items that you could forget. So it is always better to keep these items handy.
A spare tire and car toolkit
This stands number 1 on your road trip essentials list. You never know what kind of roads you might have to drive on and when your tires might give way. It is important to have a tire on reserve so that you can go without worrying about having a flat one. You also need to have a car toolkit with all the necessary equipment for changing tires or fixing any mechanical problems. Get this 186 pcs Car Repair Tools Kit from amazon for AED 275.
Food and drinks
The options provided at gas stations and food corners along the way may not always offer healthy bites or what you’re looking for. Carry your own healthy snacks for the road trip. Also, don’t forget to carry lots of water to keep yourself hydrated all along. Carry reusable water bottles that you can refill at your stops.
Travel pillow and blanket
To keep your head and neck supported during the long drive, carry a travel pillow. This would help you get comfortable and also aid in your safety while letting you have a good night’s sleep. Also, carry a light blanket to keep you warm.
travel pillow and blanket are available on amazon for AED 39.90 and AED 44.58 respectively.
Most car fires are small and generally occur because of an electrical or mechanical problem. It is important to keep a fire extinguisher in your car to combat a vehicle fire in case one occurs. Get this 1kg Dry Powder Fire extinguisher for cars from amazon. It comes with a bracket for your convenience and is priced at AED 60.
First aid kit
You need to be careful and keep road safety a priority while on your trip. But to be on the safer side, it is necessary to carry a first aid kit with you in case you face some minor injuries here and there. This 129-piece First Aid kit is equipped with an array of medical first aid supplies for emergency injuries. Available at noon.com for AED 69.90
Pain killers and other emergency medicines
A road trip means no home food and you can’t really say if your body will adjust easily to the food available outside. Carry medicines for stomach aches. Also, it’s no fun traveling with a headache or muscle strain. So carry pain killers and medicines for headaches too.
Power banks, portable WiFi routers, and headphone
If you want to stay connected to the outside world, power banks and portable Wi-Fi routers for your smartphones are so necessary. Samsung Power Bank 10000 mAh Battery Pack from amazon for AED 56.86.
Also, choose from an array of wireless portable WiFi routers starting from AED 35.
Noise cancellation headphones work wonders if you want some peace from the hustle and bustle of the journey. Wireless noise-canceling headphones from Sony take you deeper into silence and smart listening adjusts to your surroundings. They are available on Amazon for AED 912.65.
Hygiene and grooming are utterly important no matter where you go. This Unisex Travel Hanging Toiletry Bag makes it easier for you to organize your toiletries and offers enough room for all your items. Its waterproof feature allows you to use it even in washrooms. Available at Amazon for AED 111.39.
Towel, tissues, wet wipes and toilet paper
Talking about hygiene, you’d definitely want to have your own towel on that trip. Also, you cannot rely on gas stations and public washrooms on the way for TP. So it’s better to carry your own. Wet wipes can come in handy if you’re eating in the vehicle and have no access to running water. Get towels, tissues, wet wipes and toilet paper rolls from noon starting from AED 19.
Umbrella, sunglasses and sunblock
Last but not least, these three items are a must-have on your road trip list of essentials especially if you are traveling to someplace where there’s sun and heat. You need to take care of your skin especially on the road with all that exposure to dust, pollution and of course the UV rays. Get umbrellas, sunglasses and sunscreen lotions from noon.com starting at AED 20.
Grab these and have an amazing road trip!